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First Baptist Church - Waterloo
Tuesday December 4th, 2018

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Veronica I. Karn

Veronica I. Karn, nee Gillam, 82, of Waterloo, IL, died December 1, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. She was born March 5, 1936, in Kenneth, MO.

She is survived by her husband Roger Karn; children Deborah E. Thompson, Martin T. (Kimberly) Boland, Jeffery W. (Beth) Boland, & Phillip M. Boland; numerous grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister Patricia Marshall; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jesse L. & Kathryn J. (nee Patterson) Gillam; brothers Roy M., Edgar H., Robert D., & George F. Gillam; & sisters Doris E. Lazure, & Janett Gillam.

Veronica was a wife, mother, and friend to many from Illinois to the Florida Coast. She was an artist and loved to paint with oil, write, & send cards to cheer people up. She loved to give to help people. She also loved to work to help the sick. Veronica retired from Hunter-packing Co. - E. St. Louis. She was a member of First Baptist Church - Waterloo; & Eastern Star, Rob Morris Chapter no. 98 O.E.S., Belleville, IL.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
SSM Hospice or First Baptist Church - Waterloo, IL

5 PM to 8 PM Monday, December 3, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
1 PM until time of service Tuesday First Baptist Church

2 PM Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Steve Neill officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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A candle was lit in memory of Veronica Karn

Veronica M Karn Mar 13 2022 4:00 AM

Hello all,
I did not know your loved one but I happen to have the same exact name. I came across her while searching my name on google. Perhaps we are relatives- the Karn name is not very common. Veronica seems like a beautiful, lovely woman. I hope to carry her name with pride. Love to you all still honoring and remembering her.

Veronica M Karn Mar 13 2022 3:59 AM

Saw the coming and going across the street at my good neighbors house and just found out and it made me very sad to know my neighbor will no longer be across the street. But happy to know that she abides in a much better place and just knowing I will see her again some day blesses my heart. We as neighbors will try our best to keep an eye on Roger for you. Love abounds in my house to the house across the street who watched Clyde and me move in and was so quick to let us know all about Waterloo. It has been a good match for now at least 21 years. Rest in peace my sister in Christ. Love Grows, Ruby

Ruby Busche Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

Will miss you tremendously, Aunt Ronnie. The cards. The dinners. The smile and the twinkle in your eye that came with it. God is blessed to have his prayer warrior with Him.

Caren Dec 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Veronica Karn

Lisa Hahne Dec 1 2018 12:00 AM